Look Who’s Back!

I’m back in the marshes this week, camera in tow, after a busy Derby hat season.

And today I discovered — so are “The Greats”!!

Somehow, all is right with the world once our great egrets return to Cape Cod.

Do they take your breath away, too??  😉

‘Til next time!

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Coming in for a Landing

There’s nothing I love more than ending my day with a trip to Mill Landing, and yesterday’s visit did not disappoint.

ForestBeachLoop895-BlogThe tide was low, and the Snowies were out fishing for their dinner.

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ForestBeachLoop892-BlogThere’s nothing quite like seeing a Snowy poised to snatch a fish from the shallows, backlit with the setting sun…

ForestBeachLoop893-BlogYou just never know what you’ll see when you visit the Landing.

Perhaps a tern eyeballing what the willet’s fixing for dinner…

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ForestBeachLoop894-BlogIt sighed as I turned for home. It had been just the medicine I needed after a hot, hectic day in the studio. A peaceful moment, as always, when I needed it most.

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Sally

 

 

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Sunday Best – Great Egret Sunset

Another busy weekend, but I just had to share my pick this week for Sunday Best.

This Great Egret that suddenly appeared one evening at Mill Landing just as I was about to head for home.

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But I think you’ll agree…

This is a most deserving winner of a Sunday Best award!

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Sally

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Sunday Best and a Few Adieus

Hi everybody, it’s time once again for Sunday Best!

We had a lot of worthy candidates this week as some of our favorite summertime guests on the Cape were getting ready to leave us for the winter.

Contestant #1, the Willett, , savoring one final dip among the shells. We’ll miss this wonderful shorebird with such a distinctive call that can be heard all across the marsh!

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Contestant #2, a duo of Great Egrets, seen from awaaay across Mill Landing as the sun was setting. These statuesque shorebirds were also making preparations for their departures this week, taking the time to pop into their favorite diner for one last nibble.

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Contestant #3,  one of our charming year-rounders, the gray squirrel. And you know? No matter how many times I pass by this very tree, this charming fellow always seems to be there, nuts in hand!  😉  Blog-ForestBeachLoop637

Contestant #4,  I never can resist birds on a wire, and the swallows are some of my very favorite small birds. I call them our “dolphins of the sky”, and we’ve seen them flying in large swarms over the beaches, heading for home!

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And finally, Contestant #5, another one of our year-rounders, the colorful flicker whose distinctive call makes you feel like you’re in some tropical paradise!

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And there you have it. Please cast your vote for your favorite, and as always – please share your comments too!  🙂

‘Til next time, thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Grace

Living here on Cape Cod, we are surrounded by amazing natural beauty.

The kind of beauty that can take your breath away…

Want to know how I spell “grace”?

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G-R-E-A-T  E-G-R-E-T

A-T M-I-L-L  L-A-N-D-I-N-G

🙂

 

Summer’s Best

Our “Sunday Best” posts have been a lot of fun this summer.

As a way to mark the season’s end, I’ve pulled together a very special rewind of some of our most popular contestants for one final “Best of Summer” vote!

Are you ready??

Contestant #1, Prayer Rabbit Makes Plea for Cooler Days.

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Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.

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Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.

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Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.

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Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.

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Contestant #6, Spotted Seal Mugs Camera at Fish Pier.

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Contestant #7, Foxy Red Young’un Trots up Osprey Hill.

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Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.

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Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.

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Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.

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Contestant #11, House Sparrow Taps Dance on Blue Bug Box.

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Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.

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Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.

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Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.

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Contestant #15, Rusty the Green Heron Fishes on Mud Bank.

 

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Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.

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And last but never least, Contestant #17, Speedy Sanderling on Sandy Shore.

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As we bid summer a fond farewell, I can’t wait to see who we meet next.

Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Sail On, Sail On

Sailing on this week toward Labor Day!

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Looking forward to cooler, quieter days…

Thank you for visiting me at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally